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post #1 of 10
Thread Starter 
Okay, I know it's just a photo (ot two), but I'm curious about what your suggestions might be. Both of my friends are longtime skiers who are always interested in improving. Is there anything these photos tell you that I might pass on?

Skier 1:

This is at the entrance to Endless Couloir off the back of the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort. Even though the photo doesn't do it justice, this is a pretty steep spot - a bit over 40 degrees where he's making this turn. Conditions are about 15" of recrystallized powder with a bit of funky windslab underneath just to liven things up a little bit...

Skier II:

This was taken on a ridgeline called Maverick in Grand Teton National Park. It's pretty mellow (about 30 degrees) because avalanche conditions were a bit dicey that day. Conditions were maybe boottop powder over a very tricky, breakable sun crust. Here's a coming and going shot of Skier II...

This is as much for fun as anything else, but I'd be interested in what comments you might have.


post #2 of 10
Nope, looks good to me.
post #3 of 10

Clearly the stance is all wrong for these conditions!

On a day like that, you need to hold the corners of your mouth higher and more to the outside with additional tooth exposure leading into the turn. More like this:

Great pictures! Thanks for sharing.
post #4 of 10
uhhh... yeah.

nice, Bob. very nice.
post #5 of 10
The problem is quite glaring and obvious- I am here, not there.

(they both look great to my untrained eye- skier 1 shows good evidence of "long leg/short leg" that weems was talking about at the ESA for the steeps, and the tracks left by skier 2 (2nd picture) are really something to envy!)
post #6 of 10
The problem is articulated best by my friend, Leon Desmoineaux, (who delivers very good clinics around Colorado). Just in case these two are migrant workers, my son has translated the solution into Spanish below.

These skiers need to realize that a state of flux in the angular valving of gravity is achieved by counterroticipational polarity on a reverse lateral base minimizing outward torsional thrust, while anticipating compound peripheral extrusion, and avoiding the counterintuitive occurrence of socassic resonance, while developing articulated, forced, dynamic struts with altagyrometric, balance-articulated, solid unobtanium parameter enhancers.

(Do you know how hard it is to find unobtanium??)

Now read it in Spanish: Condiciones marcadas por las vicisitudes en la fuga ángulo-valvular de la gravidad se logran por medio de una polaridad contra-oticipacional sobre una base lateral inversa siempre y cuando se minimize el empuje torsional centrífugo al contrarestar la eventual extrusión compuesta periférica y obviar la incidencia contra-intuitiva de resonancia socássica cuando al mismo tiempo se realiza la riostra dinámica, articulada y forzada con dispositivos de perfecionamiento parametral alta-girométricos mas equilibrio-articulados y fabricados a base del no-obtenio en estado bruto
post #7 of 10
Thread Starter 

I've *never* been able to obtain unobtanium. I guess Colorado is much richer in exotic minerals than Wyoming.

It does make much more sense in Spanish.


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post #9 of 10
Errr... Bob.... nice pictures ... but .... I think your friends look a bit static. [img]graemlins/evilgrin.gif[/img]
post #10 of 10
Thread Starter 
Originally posted by josseph:
Errr... Bob.... nice pictures ... but .... I think your friends look a bit static. [img]graemlins/evilgrin.gif[/img]

Then again, considering that they're both over 60 years old, maybe they're entitled to the tiniest bit of staticity. (How do you like *that* word, Weems?)


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